Sold For: $3,200
Model: 687 Silver Pigeon III, J6871J8
Serial Number: N15105S
Year of Manufacture: 2006 (https://www.berettasupport.com/applications/tech_data/schematics_results_2.php)
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 3″ Chamber
Action Type: Top-Break, Over/Under with Single Selective Trigger (inertial) and Individual Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked “N15105S / SILVER PIGEON”. The water table is marked with Italian proofs. The bottom of the receiver is marked “MADE IN ITALY”, with “687 SILVER / PIGEON III” on banner and a gold Beretta logo. Each side of the receiver is marked “BERETTA”. The trigger plate is marked “PATENTED”. The receiver has foliate scroll engraving with game bird scenes on the sides and motif continued on the guard, lever and forend iron. The top of the forend iron is marked “N15105S”. The top barrel is marked “20 GA. 3″ – 76 – 28″” and “BERETTA – MADE IN ITALY / GARDONE V.T.” on the left, the right with “BERETTA USA CORP. ACCK. MD.” and a warning to read the manual. Below the forend, the left of each barrel is marked with Italian proofs, the bottom barrel also has “-EXCELSIOR- HIGH STRENGTH ALLOYED STEEL”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “617436”, the bottom of the monoblock with the serial number, Italian proofs and “CA” in box date code.
Barrel Length: 28″, Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for Mobil chokes with Modified over Improved Cylinder installed. Full, Improved Modified and Cylinder are also included.
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the front of the rib. The rib is finely checkered for glare-reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 2.5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with schnabel-tip forend, pistol grip, straight comb, initial plate in the belly and black rubber Beretta buttpad. Two additional Beretta buttpads are included, one a thicker black rubber and the other a green Gel-Tek pad. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 14″ to the back of the wood. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 1/2? and 2 3/8? at the heel. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a blue plastic Beretta case with the serial-matching tag from the original box stuck on the outside, manual, the additional chokes in capsules, choke wrench, sling swivels and a base with two fiber-optic inserts. The case has minor storage wear.
Our Assessment: This Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III in 20 gauge is a fine example of Beretta quality. With the immense quality of a Beretta, beautiful engraving and nice walnut stocks, this is a gun that comes alive in your hands and promises to be absolute death on both clay and flesh birds. Chambered for 20 gauge with a 28″ barrel and capable of accepting a variety of chokes, this is a versatile gun that will be suitable for upland birds and challenging yourself on the Skeet fields. This shotgun is in Excellent condition with little sign of use. If you have an appreciation for the finest double guns, this Silver Pigeon III is a fantastic gun you don’t want to pass up. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.